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BlackBerry PlayBook will be riding Sprint's 4G network in the summer

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BlackBerry PlayBook will be riding Sprint's 4G network in the summer
Research In Motion and Sprint just came up with a press release that the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet with a WiMAX chip inside will make a cameo appearance on the carrier's 4G network in the summer.

RIM's tablet runs the professional-grade QNX operating system, and features full Adobe Flash and HD media support, thanks to its dual-core chipset. Research in Motion also promises the usual advanced security features and unparalleled support of corporate IT networks.

As per Steve Elfman, President of Network Operations and Wholesale for Sprint: ”We are excited to bring this powerful new product to our business customers and consumers who rely on Sprint for industry-leading devices as well as one of the best values in wireless. This tablet is a great example of Sprint’s strong partnership with RIM in continuing to bring customers powerful devices to enhance their mobility. We are confident the BlackBerry 4G PlayBook from Sprint will be one of the most anticipated tablets in 2011.” 

We are starting to get the vibe that 3G just didn't get out of bed for this year's CES show. There is hardly a gadget name without 4G inside these days, and Mr Elfman's mention of the BlackBerry 4G PlayBook is just another example.

What do you think about this interesting turn of events, does the PlayBook have a shot at greatness with Sprint's partnership, or by the summer the tablet train will have already left the station? The regular non-4G version of the tablet is probably still on tap for a March release.

source: RIM

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posted on 06 Jan 2011, 08:56

1. Androidluv (Posts: 65; Member since: 13 Jul 2010)


This is sad !!!!! I was hoping that it would be unlocked....

posted on 06 Jan 2011, 13:54

2. p0rkguy (Posts: 677; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)


What do you even mean "unlocked"? Not being carrier bound? If so, you obviously don't read and should refrain from posting until you've grasped the concept of reading first.

posted on 11 Jan 2011, 05:03

3. James.L.Harris (Posts: 2; Member since: 11 Jan 2011)


Give the dude a break lol... I'm looking forward to this tablet. I am not aBB fan by any means... And am not a big fan of mots tablets. This one its catching my eye...

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